Mexican sex comedy

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The Mexican sex comedies film genre, generally known as Ficheras film or Sexicomedias is a genre of sexploitation films own of the Mexican Cinema that flourished in the 1970s and 1980s. It is recognized as a collection of films from relatively low-budget and do not necessarily high quality with a sexual tone and playful, though not particularly explicit, and the use of language in double entendre. Possibly this genre is based on the Italian erotic comedies.[1] The popular reference to it came from the film Las ficheras, produced and released in 1975, which described the experiences of many women who entertained men who came to a nightclub for fun.

These were commonly recognized as a collection of films that were relatively low-budget and not necessarily of great quality, along with settings and plots that tended to be given to simplicity during that period of the history of Mexican cinema, and they were also known colloquially as "sexicomedias." Though they enjoyed box-office success, in spite of their popularity, they came not to be considered the finest examples of Mexican cinema; moreover, they frequently received classification as being unsuitable for minors.

Some of the films of this Mexican genre included El rey de las ficheras, La pulquería, Muñecas de medianoche, Bellas de noche, and Entre ficheras anda el diablo.

The best-known Mexican actors and actresses who were known to have participated in ficheras films were:

  • Sasha Montenegro
  • Angélica Chaín
  • Lina Santos
  • Lyn May
  • Marcia Bell
  • Leticia Perdigón
  • Carmen Salinas
  • Alfonso Zayas
  • Jorge Rivero
  • Alberto Rojas "El caballo"
  • Rafael Inclán
  • Roberto Ibañez
  • Leopoldo García Peláez Benítez "Polo Polo"
  • Antonio Raxel
  • Raúl Padilla "El Choforo"
  • Miguel M. Delgado
  • Luis de Alba
  • René Ruíz "Tun Tun"
  • Pedro Weber "Chatanooga"
  • César Bono
  • Eduardo de la Peña "Lalo el Mimo"
  • Rossy Mendoza

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 1976-1982: Los años de las "Ficheras"